For this step, you don’t have to uninstall the old drivers, but you should do it anyway as a prophylactic measure. We need to two additional tools to wipe all trace of the Nvidia drivers from the system; CCleaner (download here) and Display Driver Uninstaller (download here).
First, uninstall Nvidia as instructed in Solution 2.
Manufacturers also submit drivers to Microsoft for testing and signing, and you can get many drivers from Microsoft through Windows Update.Your display settings will have reverted to default, you will not be able to adjust your screen’s brightness, and will be limited by whatever resolution is supported by your on-board graphics. It will take a few extra seconds to configure but the installation will work this time.That should take care of all Nvidia driver update problems.Even if you’re using Windows 10, you’ll probably want to do this — at least, if you’re a gamer.Windows 10 won’t be automatically updating graphics drivers every time NVIDIA or AMD releases a new version.Windows 7 and 8 provide driver updates via Windows Update, too, but Microsoft is being much more aggressive about this in Windows 10. Even if you install your own hardware drivers, Windows sometimes automatically overwrite them when a new version is available.Windows is pretty good about not overwriting things like graphics drivers, though—especially if you’ve got a utility from the manufacturer that keeps up with updates.Just open the NVIDIA Ge Force Experience application, AMD’s Radeon Software Crimson Edition, or Intel’s Graphics Control Panel—whichever is on your computer.These often appear in your system tray, and you can usually find them with a quick Start menu search.Often, you won’t need to bother with updating drivers, but you may sometimes need to get the latest version—especially if something isn’t working right.While they are tempting, we recommend that you don’t use driver-update utilities.